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Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

 

When the weather is cold nothing quite hits the spot like a bowl of hot soup!

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This freezer friendly French Onion Soup comes together surprisingly fast, but the yummy toppings make it feel extra special.  It is also a great dish to serve for a light lunch, casual dinner or along side your favorite baked chicken recipe.

 

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Here is what you need:

4 cups sweet onions or Vidalia if in season, sliced
1/2 cup butter
2 cartons Beef stock
salt and pepper to taste
Gruyère, sliced cheese( cooking day only)
Italian bread, sliced (cooking day only)
fresh or dried thyme

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 1: Slice onions and set aside.

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 2: Melt butter and saute 2 cups of onions in butter until soft and golden brown. Set aside and let cool.

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 3: In a large bowl mix together sauteed onions, raw sliced onions and stock, then divide into gallon size bags. (be sure to label bags first). Freeze until needed.

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 4: Cook in slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-5. Be sure to season with salt and pepper.

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 5: Once ready to serve; slice bread, butter it and toast.

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 6: Then ladle soup into crocks top with bread then cheese and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

Step 7: Once melted, sprinkle with some fresh Thyme and serve hot.

 

Easy French Onion Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Soup Recipe

9 Comments

  1. December 14 at 11:23AM

    This is one of my very favorite soups, and so perfect for busy winter nights! I like to add a tiny splash of red wine to it for added depth.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 14 at 10:06PM

      Hi Katie,
      I’ll have to try that splash of red wine the next time I make this recipe! Thanks 🙂

  2. Csilla
    December 14 at 01:39PM

    This soup looks so easy and delicious. A winning combo! Can’t wait to try.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 14 at 10:05PM

      It was delish! Please let us know how you like it. 🙂

  3. December 14 at 01:56PM

    Soup looks delicious and so comforting. Love your crocks that you used too, they look like what my Mom used to make her soup in.

    Thank you for the recipe, I am going to have to try!

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 14 at 10:04PM

      Thanks, I borrowed the crocks from a friend’s mom! I think they were popular in the 70’s! Please let us know how your soup turns out. 🙂

  4. January 2 at 08:06PM

    This looks SOOO Good! I love French Onion but I hate how complicated it can be with super fancy recipes. =( Excited to try this!

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 3 at 06:11AM

      Hi Jenny,

      Please let me know how you like the soup once you’ve made it. 🙂

  5. Cathy
    January 10 at 04:22PM

    I’m cooking by it right now. So far smells real good.

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